Stuffed Peppers with Ground Chicken

Having cooked Indian dishes for a nice long time now, I’ve kind of ignored trying to understand what each one of those zillion spice powders imparts to your dish – smokiness, spice, sweet, freshness, etc. It is interesting to watch western chefs use Indian spices like cumin and coriander powder every once in a while and acknowledging the … Continue reading

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Hung Curd / Greek Yogurt No-Cook Sandwiches

It’s such a delightfully simple no-cook recipe, that takes hardly any time to prepare.  The original recipe calls for hung curds, but Greek yogurt is such a great shortcut / substitute for those looking to make it in a hurry 😛 It can conveniently be put together the night before for kiddie lunch boxes as well as made ahead for a party at … Continue reading

Sweet Cinnamon French Toast

Sweet Cinnamon French Toast Another favorite childhood memory – tearing up fat slices of bread that is soooo soft all through its core, soaked up in the sweet goodness of milk, eggs and sugar. Add cinnamon to it and you have a winner breakfast (more like dessert?!) any day – fills you up in a very happy … Continue reading

Salmon Cakes / Mildly Spiced Flaked Salmon Patties

Salmon Cakes / Mildly Spiced Flaked Salmon Patties It was D’s birthday last weekend and I really wanted to make something special for him on the day, but just could not bring myself to decide what it was that I wanted to cook for him. There are tons of his favorites that we’ve enjoyed together, … Continue reading

Mixed vegetable uthappam / Veggie topped fermented rice batter pancakes

Mixed vegetable uthappam / Veggie topped fermented rice batter pancakes A simple twist to the regular dosas and a much healthier way to eat up that batter – you are adding so much bulk and nutrition to an otherwise grain dominated meal. There are so many ways to making uthappams and you can get as creative as … Continue reading

Chicken Capsicum Tostadas

Chicken Capsicum Tostadas ~ Mildly spiced ground chicken cooked with peppers and served on tortilla chips with a sour cream / geek yogurt topping or dip. I had some ground chicken in the freezer and had been contemplating a meatball recipe for a while. But then a pepper emergency came up and I had one bright … Continue reading

Banana Walnut Bread / Banana Nut Cake

Banana Walnut Bread / Banana Nut Cake Have you ever really wished for the bananas at home to rot soon? WARNING: This recipe might make you want to do so. I love the Banana Nut Loaf @ Starbucks, and that’s what inspired me to try making this dish at home. We buy fresh bananas quite regularly, … Continue reading

Pav Bhaji / Toasted Buns and Mixed Vegetable Curry

Pav Bhaji Masala

Pav Bhaji / Toasted Buns & Mixed Vegetable Curry ~ A popular Mumbai street-food adapted for the home. What’s not to like about Pav Bhaji? Such a simple yet hearty mix of mashed vegetables served with hot buns toasted with a generous spread of butter. Have it for lunch, dinner or anytime in-between. You don’t need … Continue reading

Pasta Shells and Vegetables In Tangy Tomato Sauce

Pasta Shells and Vegetables In Tangy Tomato Sauce I had never gotten to making pasta before as it seemed like I’d need “a lot of new Italian cuisine stuff” and D wasn’t going to let me stock up on a dozen herbs and spices and cheeses and whatever else it was that every good-looking pasta recipe called … Continue reading

Stuffed Mushrooms Maggiano’s style

I’ve always wanted to try my hand at stuffed mushrooms but there were just so many versions of this popular appetizer out there that I was overwhelmed with choice. And the best I have tasted was (as most of you might agree) at Maggiano’s! Well, I had to try making it and make it just like that … Continue reading

Palak-Paneer Paratha / Indian bread stuffed with Spinach & Cottage Cheese

Palak-Paneer Paratha / Indian bread stuffed with Spinach Cottage Cheese  Bringing together the awesomeness of paneer with the goodness of spinach is this yummy for the tummy palak-paneer paratha! Source: Multiple food blogs Cooking Time: 50 minutes (25 minutes prep + 25 minutes cooking) Makes: About 12 parathas Ingredients: For the outer covering: Wheat flour (atta) … Continue reading